Capwell Lofts

Hartford, CT
Corporation for Independent Living
Bill Crosskey
Construction Management at Risk

Hartford’s 1903 Capewell Horse Nail Factory, with its distinctive Romanesque and Renaissance Revival style, will be transformed into housing and commercial office space. Located in Hartford’s South End and vacant since 1987, the old factory will be converted into 72 apartments with an adjacent parcel for 24 affordable townhomes and 5,400 square feet of commercial office space.

The rehabilitation of the Capewell Horse Nail Factory is designed to preserve the history and character of the original structure, all while bringing new life and a sense of community to the already vibrant Sheldon Charter Oak neighborhood. The building will feature an industrial chic design with large windows, exposed brick with concrete floors and ceilings, and sweeping views of the Hartford skyline and Colt Park.

Acting as Construction Administrator, Newfield Construction has teamed up with Corporation for Independent Living and Crosskey Architects to complete the project successfully. The site will be reconstructed to provide ample parking for residents and highly sought-after open space. Once fully planted, 50 shade trees will enhance the area, offset several thousand pounds of carbon annually, and provide much-needed shade.